Social Performance Morupule Coal Mine is The integrated approach and management of social risks and impacts. We aim to minimise the negative social impacts of our business activities, and maximise on socio-economic benefits for our people. We intend to continuecapitalizing on the positive contribution and strengthening partnerships with the communities in which we operate.
MCM adopted and has been participating in the Anglo American Social Way assessment which defines a governing framework for social performance. As at December 2017 we have been certified complaint to the Social Way requirement at a level 3 of the compliance levels.
Maximizing MCM’s Contribution to Communities
We are committed to making a lasting positive contribution to the communities associated with our operation.As part of this commitment, our socio economic development roadmap covers all the aspects of community development including local procurement, local employment, corporate social investment,enterprise development, external capacity building, employee volunteerismand culture and heritage management.
The MCM local procurement policy provides the opportunity for MCM to develop support, avail benefits and increase citizen spendfor our local suppliers. We engage with our local suppliers twice in a year to ensure understanding of our procurement procedure. We have goods and services that are reserved for local suppliers. We also publish expression of interest for other products as the mine expands and demand increases.
MCM has localized employment to citizens of Botswana asguided byour succession planning policy. Our local employment activities are aligned with the Mines and Minerals Act requirements for employment and training of employees towards career advancement: Mines and Minerals Act– Chapter 66:01 – 12 Preference for Botswana products.
MCM corporate social investment has always been the corner stone of MCM’s reach to the communities. We have since enhancedour CSI to focus and deliver socio economic development (SED) projects which will contribute to the sustainable development of communities. CSI activities are aligned to the MCM CSI policy as well as creating linkages to the SED objectives and activities.
MCM supports the creation of enterprises development outside of the supply chain to reduce long-term dependence on the mine. Enterprise development seeks to create an enabling environment to nurture and groom upcoming and already existing enterprises.
We assist local institutions to strengthen their effectiveness in addressing development and service delivery needs. Building the capacity of community development will in turn allow constituents to participate more effectively; tailoring decisions to local needs, and enabling more effective provision of public services.
We encourage ouremployee to participate in the employee volunteerism program contribute to building sustainable communities, thereby increasing our brand awareness, building a proud workforce and enhancing the MCM corporate culture of responsible citizen.
We subscribe to the Botswana law on culture and heritage and a policy exists which provides guidelines on the handling and management of archaeological artefacts that may be discovered during operation or implementation of MCM expansion projects.
Social Incidents Management
Morupule Coal Mine plays an integral part in the communities in which it operates, both in terms of its mining operations and in relation to the social and economic development initiatives. A formal External Complaints and Grievance Procedure ensures that all complaints and grievances from communities are properly reported, recorded, responded to and resolved, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
An expression of dissatisfaction raised by a member of the community relating to Morupule Coal Mine activities, its employees and contractors.
Complaints and grievances can be raised through the following
Morupule Coal Mine
Private Bag 35, Palapye
Fax: to 4920643
- External Complaints Toll Free Number: 0800 600 118
- Email: a complainant can email email@example.com
- Community Engagement: Complaints can be received during an engagement with external stakeholders.
In person: a stakeholder wishes to raise a complaint in person should come to Morupule Coal Mine and report to Security. The stakeholder should inform Security personnel that they are here to see Communications employees.
Morupule Coal Mine celebrates women
03 September, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine actively promotes the involvement of women in its mining operations – surface and underground. The company has made deliberate efforts to train women as Miners and Operators and has been consistent in ensuring that it empowers women to take advantage of opportunities that arise in the mine. MCM General Manager Mr. David Kgoboko called on everyone to celebrate women making strides in different professions at a meet and greet held recently with some of the women working at the mine. “It is in this spirit that as Morupule Coal Mine we would like to celebrate all women working at MCM by bringing the spotlight on them, as we did with some of them through our Women Crush Wednesday feature on Facebook. We also applaud them for actively promoting gender mix in spaces like mining that were commonly identified with men”, he said.
MCM Laboratory attain ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards accreditation
06 August, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine Laboratory has been accredited in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards by Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS). The Chief Executive Officer of SADCAS, Ms. Maureen Mutasa recently handed over the IS0/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation certification to MCM Production Manager, Mr. Elvidge Radithongwa. This accreditation places MCM in a good position to service its clients as the demand for product verified test results from accredited facilities is ever growing. The certification verifies that MCM laboratory has a top class quality management system and can confidently perform certain test methods and calibration parameters according to their scopes of accreditation.
MCM to build stadium in Palapye
06 August, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) through the organisation’s legacy project will construct a multi-purpose stadium in Palapye. The community liaison manager Mr Letsibogo Ndwapi told the Palapye Sub-district Development Committee that the mine’s board of directors had approved P12.3 million for phase 1 of the project. Follow the link below to read more: http://www.dailynews.gov.bw/news-details.php?nid=57537